Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat Before and After Plastic Surgery
We know that diet plays a huge role in our overall health, so it's no surprise that it's especially important while preparing for and recovering from surgery. If you're planning on undergoing a cosmetic procedure, I recommend stocking up on the following produce in order to help your body heal as quickly as it can.
To avoid fatigue and constipation following a cosmetic surgery, eat plenty of fiber. High-fiber fruits and vegetables such as apples, raspberries, carrots, spinach, and broccoli are all incredible options. Whole grain breads, oatmeal, beans, and legumes are other great sources of fiber. To prevent constipation, avoid dried or dehydrated foods, processed foods, cheese and dairy products, red meats, and sweets.
Healthy fats from olive oil, avocados, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds will improve immune response and aid the body’s absorption of vitamins. Fat will also help increase energy levels after surgery.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin A (found in orange and dark green veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, and spinach) and vitamin C (found in citrus fruits, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, melons, and sweet bell peppers) help with wound healing. Vitamin D (found in milk, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals) promotes bone health. Vitamin E (found in vegetable oils, nuts, beef liver, milk, and eggs) protects the body from free radicals. And finally, vitamin K (found in green leafy veggies, fish, liver, and vegetable oils) is necessary for blood clotting.